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Aston Villa 3-0 Hibernian (Agg 8-0): Villa Ease Into Conference League Group Stage

Victory was comfortable as Aston Villa confirmed group-stage football on their return to European action after a 13-year absenceAston Villa cruised past Hibernian at Villa Park to book their place in the Europa Conference League group stage.

Sealing their spot was little more than a formality for Villa, who led 5-0 on aggregate after thrashing Hibs in the first leg.

Jhon Duran set the tone for an easy night for the hosts with a 12th-minute opener.

Leon Bailey and Matty Cash extended the advantage for Unai Emery’s men as Hibs crumbled under Villa’s pressure.

Hibs, still searching for a manager after last weekend’s sacking of Lee Johnson, rarely found a path through the hosts’ back line.

Villa found themselves in near-total control of the ball and brushed past the visitors’ defence with ease.

Bailey tucked home a powerful finish from close range before the break while Cash turned home when David Marshall failed to clear a Bailey free-kick in the second half.Emery’s side’s group-stage opponents will be revealed in Friday’s draw, which takes place at 13.30 BST.

Relive Aston Villa’s victory over Hibernian as it happenedAll the best Aston Villa news and views in one placeGo straight to our Hibs pageVilla back firing after early setbackEmery’s men can confidently say they have bounced back from their 5-1 drubbing at the hands of Newcastle United on the Premier League’s opening day.

They have since beaten Everton and Burnley, recorded an 8-0 aggregate victory over two legs against Hibs, and will feel positive about their future prospects in Europe.

The impressive performance of 17-year-old debutant Omari Kellyman, who registered an assist and came close to scoring a goal of his own near the end of the game, should leave Emery enthused about the depth in his ranks.

He was able to make six changes from the team who won against Everton and inflicted second-half damage on Hibs with the introduction of goalscorer Cash, Diego Carlos, John McGinn and Ollie Watkins.

Victory was dominant for Villa as they reduced the visitors to just a single shot on target.

Emery’s immediate attention will turn to Sunday’s league fixture away to Liverpool before his side then return to action later in September after the international break.

Their first Conference League game will then take place on 21 September.

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Aston VillaSquad number25Player nameOlsen

Squad number16Player nameChambers

Squad number4Player nameKonsa

Squad number14Player nameP Torres

Squad number31Player nameBailey

Squad number44Player nameKamara

Squad number6Player nameDouglas Luiz

Squad number8Player nameTielemans

Squad number56Player nameRevan

Squad number71Player nameKellyman

Squad number24Player nameDurán

Squad number2Player nameCash

Squad number3Player nameDiego Carlos

Squad number7Player nameMcGinn

Squad number11Player nameWatkins

Squad number32Player nameDendoncker

HibernianSquad number1Player nameMarshall

Squad number33Player nameBushiri

Squad number4Player nameHanlon

Squad number16Player nameStevenson

Squad number2Player nameMiller

Squad number14Player nameJeggo

Squad number11Player nameNewell

Squad number21Player nameObita

Squad number32Player nameCampbell

Squad number7Player nameYouan

Squad number23Player nameDoidge

Squad number5Player nameFish

Squad number10Player nameBoyle

Squad number19Player nameLe Fondre

Squad number28Player nameDelferrière

Squad number35Player nameMolotnikov

Line-upsAston VillaFormation 3-5-2

25Olsen

16Chambers4Konsa14P Torres

31Bailey44Kamara6Douglas Luiz8Tielemans56Revan

71Kellyman24Durán

25Olsen16Chambers4KonsaSubstituted forCashat 45’minutes14P TorresSubstituted forDiego Carlosat 63’minutes31Bailey44KamaraSubstituted forMcGinnat 45’minutes6Douglas LuizSubstituted forDendonckerat 69’minutes8Tielemans56Revan71Kellyman24DuránSubstituted forWatkinsat 62’minutesSubstitutes2Cash3Diego Carlos7McGinn11Watkins12Digne19Diaby32Dendoncker42Marschall48Zych58O’Reilly59FeeneyHibernianFormation 3-4-2-1

1Marshall

33Bushiri4Hanlon16Stevenson

2Miller14Jeggo11Newell21Obita

32Campbell7Youan

23Doidge

1Marshall33Bushiri4Hanlon16Stevenson2MillerBooked at 69mins14Jeggo11NewellSubstituted forDelferrièreat 65’minutes21ObitaSubstituted forFishat 54’minutes32CampbellSubstituted forMolotnikovat 89’minutes7YouanSubstituted forBoyleat 65’minutes23DoidgeSubstituted forLe Fondreat 54’minutesSubstitutes5Fish9Vente10Boyle19Le Fondre25Boruc26Harbottle28Delferrière31Johnson35Molotnikov40McAllister42Megwa44MacIntyreLive TextMatch ends, Aston Villa 3, Hibernian 0.

Second Half ends, Aston Villa 3, Hibernian 0.

John McGinn (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rudi Molotnikov (Hibernian).

Attempt saved. Matty Cash (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Leon Bailey.

Youri Tielemans (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jimmy Jeggo (Hibernian).

Attempt missed. John McGinn (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ollie Watkins with a headed pass.

Substitution, Hibernian. Rudi Molotnikov replaces Josh Campbell.

Attempt missed. Omari Kellyman (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by John McGinn.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Robin Olsen (Aston Villa).

Foul by Matty Cash (Aston Villa).

Martin Boyle (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Calum Chambers (Aston Villa).

Adam Le Fondre (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Martin Boyle (Hibernian).

Attempt blocked. John McGinn (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Leon Bailey.

Offside, Hibernian. Jimmy Jeggo tries a through ball, but Martin Boyle is caught offside.